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10 reasons to buy a tablet - and 5 not!


The author of this article is: John Biggs in TechCrunch I took the main points & the article address from his article and comment on it

Most of us are watching (walking to be accurate) the market for a new tablet that might be the one we are looking for. But rather then just wondering which will suit us well? The right question is what will we be needing it for?

To me think there should be a guide line for each one of us to help us decide what will benefit us and what isn’t? Anyway here is a good points I found it in some website that the author wrote (seems pretty reasonable to me!):

  1. Tablet could be used as a good e-reader:

In this point it might for some people but to me after I tried the kindle I don’t think so. Why? If you haven’t read from an electronic paper with e-ink you should right away. Because reading in tablet with a radiation coming from the screen will hurt your eyes and your sight going to fade away with time, unlike the e-reader there aren’t any radiation at all it’s like you reading from a book.

  1. Tablets are portable productive station:


  1. Tablet are better that old laptops:

Can’t argue with that!

  1. Tablet are great for meetings:

“While you should probably paying attention during meetings, tablets are a great way to take notes unobtrusively and, when things get boring, play Angry Birds on mute.”

  1. Tablet are great in sharing photos & 1-1 presentation:

I don’t know about that I haven’t tried it yet! Since I don’t have one.

  1. Tablet are great to view movies and pictures:

Maybe if I was in a place without my 46″ TV!

  1. Tablet are cheaper from some laptops:

Yeah right! With the same amount of money I pay for an Ipad I could bring a marvels laptop!

  1. Tablet are good for travels:

I do think so.

  1. Tablet don’t crash!:

I don’t know about that!

  1. Tablet are just cool!:

This was the author point of view as he mentioned that it makes you feel like your from the future.

As for the reason not to buy I just copied it and paste it here since is so simple and clear!

1. Are tablets as portable as the phone you already have? You can stick your phone in your pocket and never know it’s there, but can you do the same with an iPad or TouchPad? I don’t think so, unless your name happens to be Baggin’ Saggin’ Barry. Is carrying an extra bag to holster your tablet the end of the world? Clearly not, no, but don’t try to tell me it’s as portable as my handy little Android (or whatever) phone when it’s patently not.

2. Where are the games? And by games I don’t mean things like Angry Birds, with all due respect to our fine feathered friends. Will I be able to play 64-play multi-player in Battlefield with a tablet? Will I be able to waste hundreds of hours playing World of Warcraft? What about Crysis 2? Tablets may have their place in the world, but playing real games to the fullest will always require a discrete GPU-backed PC.

3. How much work can you do on one of these things? Do they run Photoshop? How long will it take to render video? My guess is that my desktop PC, with its overclocked (to 4.0GHz) quad-core processor and hundreds of gigabytes of free space, will be able to render a video 800 times in succession before a tablet can render a video just once.

4. “You can browse the Web with a tablet while watching TV on your couch! And movies look great on them!” All fair points, but I can already browse the Web on my couch with my battle-tested laptop, so why get another device to do the same thing? That doesn’t make much sense, does it? As for movies, well, I prefer watching them on with a proper setup—Blu-ray player, big screen TV, surround sound, the works—as opposed to watching them cramped on a train, or even hunched over in bed.

5. Something better will come along in a few months. Remember when netbooks were all the rage a couple of years ago? The future of computing, and so forth. You barely see them mentioned anymore, and that’s because tablets are the new soup du jour. In four years we’ll all be writing “Remember tablets?” articles, lamenting having spent all that money on a silly piece of transitionary technology.

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